Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Near Threatened

Canebrake Groundcreeper (Clibanornis dendrocolaptoides)


French: Anabate des bambous German: Halsflecken-Baumspäher Spanish: Espinero tacuatí

Anabates dendrocolaptoides


, 1859,

River Yapó, Curitiba, and Boqueirão, Paraná, Brazil


Sister to C. rectirostris (which see). Monotypic.


SE Brazil (S São Paulo S to N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (records from Caazapá, Alto Paraná, and possibly S Caaguazú) and NE Argentina (Misiones).

Descriptive notes

21–22 cm; 52–54 g. Relatively large furnariid. Narrow greyish or buff-grey supercilium broadens and becomes more conspicuous posteriorly; lores dark brown, rest... read more


Song described as series of loud staccato notes that starts with squeaky, dry “chk”... read more


Montane evergreen forest and tropical lowland evergreen forest, mostly in hilly terrain at forest... read more

Food and feeding

Largely undescribed. Usually observed in pairs, in dense undergrowth; presumably gleans arthropods on or near ground.


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Considered... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Canebrake Groundcreeper (Clibanornis dendrocolaptoides). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 11 December 2019).